Delegation to the World Social Forum (WSF) - Salvador de Bahia, Brazil - March 13-18, 2018

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Thursday January 25 2018

At its January meeting, the National Executive Board adopted the following resolution:

“BE IT RESOLVED THAT CUPW send a delegation of six (6) people, including rank-and-file members, to the next World Social Forum (WSF) to be held in Salvador de Bahia, from March 13 to 18, 2018.”

The delegation to the World Social Forum will take part in activities such as a workshop on the Canadian postal service (“Delivering Community Power”), meet with Brazilian postal workers and visit postal installations. The costs of the visit will be paid out of Appendix “R”.

Participants will be selected using the following criteria: 

  • Successful applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to activity within the Union.

  • Priority will be given to applicants who have experience with issues and activities related to the delegation.

  • Wherever possible, delegations will contain members of equity-seeking groups.


On returning from the World Social Forum, delegation members are expected to submit a 300-500 word report on their experience in the Forum, which will then be shared with CUPW members.


The deadline for submitting an application to join the delegation is February 12, 2018.


To apply, please complete the attached form and send it by mail or email to:


Denis Lemelin
National Union Representative
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
377 Bank Street, Ottawa ON  K2P 1Y3


In Solidarity,

Denis Lemelin
National Union Representative - Under direction of NEC